Louis Gerstner Biography
Lou Gerstner, Jr., served as chairman and chief executive officer of IBM from
April 1993 until March 2002, when he retired as CEO. He remained chairman of the
board through the end of 2002.
Before joining IBM, Mr. Gerstner served for four
years as chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco, Inc. This was preceded by an
eleven-year career at the American Express Company, where he was president of
the parent company and chairman and CEO of its largest subsidiary. Prior to
that, Mr. Gerstner was a director of the management consulting firm of McKinsey
& Co., Inc. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Dartmouth
College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
In January, 2003, he assumed the position of chairman of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm located in Washington, DC. He retired from that position in October 2008 and remains a senior advisor to The Carlyle Group.
This biography was last updated on 07/01/2010.
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